I have a problem with this article. I am fairly confident its not natural but racism. Racism as we all know is taught. If a person sees a black man as threatening, bigger and stronger even though he is same size as a white male. To me that is learnt mental processing. The person sees what they want to see because of conditioning. This false perception is not based on objective viewing but on learnt interpretation.

I wonder if this study was done on young preschoolers how would they percieve this and at what age would the interpretation turn to viewing the black male as bigger, stronger etc.

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My question also is how pervasive is this visual interpretation. Is this concept so ingrained that it is subconscious. My fear is even those who hate racism could be infected by this rancid thinking.

Thoughts?